Legal.io Newsletter - July 30, 2021

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Legal.io Newsletter - July 30, 2021

News 

ABA 2021 Profile of the Legal Profession study was released - a 140-page compilation of statistics in 11 areas, including demographics, law schools, judges and legal technology. Press release here. Full pdf here.

HelloDivorce Raises $2M - Oakland-based #legaltech company, HelloDivorce announced it has raised $2M in a seed round led by CEAS. More here. 

GC's coordinate "Back to Office" Plan with Firms - As COVID variant numbers climb, GC are keeping a close eye on CDC guidelines as well as employee vaccinations. More here

Bar exam tech troubles continue to disrupt remote testing efforts for the third time in a row, leading to a spike in anxiety for test takers. More here.

Holland & Knight + Thompson & Knight Salary Raises - Following the mega firm merger news, managing partners are letting associates know their new pay scale includes some upgrades. More here

Agiloft, Kira + BlackBoiler - Factor, a contract-focused ALSP, has launched a new close partnership group including AgiloftKira, and BlackBoiler as its first cohort. More here.

One third of older lawyers changed retirement plans as a result of the public health crisis per ABA data, with 53% delaying their retirement and 47% accelerating it. More here.

 

There were 1,327,910 active lawyers in the US as of 2021 (ABA Profile of the Legal Profession)

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